The Japanese Sword Society of the United States

The JSSUS is recognized by the IRS as a charitable and educational organization for the appreciation and advanced study of the Japanese art sword and related fields of interest.

The JSSUS is currently working on some big changes. We are starting an email list that will be used to get information to members. Please sign up below. Membership is free at this time. We are no longer mailing newsletters and are switching to our web-based platform for all JSSUS news, articles and projects.

There are several changes to the website. These include a Newsletter Archive (in progress), adding Marks Corner to the site (info on upcoming sword shows) and moving some of the articles from the navigation bar to the Articles page. Please take a look at these changes and more improvements to follow soon.....

New articles are now being accepted for website publication.

Added on 12/8/23 1972 Volume 4 Number 6 Newsletter November-December Board Meeting, Token KenKyu Kai, Yukimitsu, Stolen Swords and more...

Added on 12/16/23 34 Page BULLETIN December 1972 Muramasa,Titles of Swordsmiths, Kakihan, Gendato and Tanto.

Added on 1/5/24 1973 Volume 5 Number 1 Newsletter January-February Pricing Guidelines, Sasano Masayuki Book Review, Hizen Tadahiro and more.

Added on 1/11/24 1973 Volume 5 Number 2 Newsletter March-April Misc. and Akasaka Tsuba

Added on 1/19/24 1973 Volume 5 Number 3 Newsletter May-June Misc. Owari Tsuba, Onin Tsuba and Hizen Tadahiro

Added on 1/25/24 1973 Volume 5 Number 4 Newsletter July-August Meeting Minutes, Sendai Yamagane Tsuba, Owari Tsuba, Chikuzen Nobukuni Yoshikuni Tanto

Added on 2/1/24 1973 Volume 5 Number 5 Newsletter September-October Truman Masamune, Bizen Norimitsu

Added on 2/8/24 1973 Volume 5 Number 6 Newsletter November-December Tanto Translation, Report on the times by Caldwell, Cutting test blade by Sadayuki

Added on 2/22/24 1973 50 Page Bulletin Museo Orientale, Beginning Tsuba Collecting, Token Kenkyu Kai, Kao Artists Seals

Added on 3/1/24 1974 Vol 6 Nunmber 1 Newsletter January-February Making of the Samurai, Smithsonian Collection, Chikei Inazuma Kinsuji Sunagashi, Mishina Study, Reprort on the Times, Ikkansai Shigetsugu

Added on 3/14/24 1974 Vol 6 Nunmber 2 Newsletter March-April Tanto book by Suzuki, John Yumoto, Inoue Shinkai, Yamanaka

Added on 3/28/24 1974 Vol 6 Nunmber 3 Newsletter May-June Colonel Cadwell Bust Dedication, Report on Yamada Hide

Added on 4/5/24 1974 Vol 6 Nunmber 4 Newsletter July-August Yasukuni Shrine Yasunori Gendaito, Hizen Yondai Tadayoshi

Added on 4/13/24 1974 Vol 6 Number 5 Newsletter September-OctoberOfficers Meeting, Owari Nobutsugu, Kaga Iyetada

Added on 5/3/24 1974 Vol 6 Number 6 Newsletter November-DecemberAuction Report, Kaifu Ujiyoshi,Yamanaka on Polishing

Added on 5/14/24 57 Page BULLETIN December 1974 Mishina Oshigata US NBTHK Shinsa Christian Theme.(missing part)

Added on 5/25/24 1975 Vol 7 Number 1 Newsletter January-February Election Results, Prospects, Christian Tsuba

Added on 6/8/24 1975 Vol 7 Number 2 Newsletter March-April Sadateru, JSSUS meeting, Japan Trip etc..

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